Improvements must be made to fix the currently ailing Counseling and Psychological Services.
“So you wanna quit,” mom said. “You wanna drop out. Move home.” I looked down at my hands, picked up my fork, and pushed the Thanksgiving leftovers around my plate. The yellow light encircling the dining table in an otherwise dark house made me feel like I was in an interrogation room.
In this week's lead story, Sarina Bhandari interviews students who have taken leaves of absence, examining the complications—academic, social, and financial—that can result from a voluntary or involuntary leave of absence.
Many involved in the wellness movement feel that the conversation has grown this semester, pushing for specific policy changes. But the past few months have also seen a rise in some students questioning the purpose of the movement.
Students and administrators discussed issues from administrator access to Counseling and Psychological Services appointment times and forced medical leave at the Student Wellness Project’s second Wellness Summit on Sunday.
Columbia students should reconsider the role of stress when it comes to self-worth.
Over the summer, Student Affairs underwent an administrative reshuffling, moved forward with changes to the New Student Orientation Program, expanded the availability of Counseling and Psychological Services, and opened new special interest housing.
Administrators have been receptive to the Student Wellness Project’s Wellness Summit Report, group leaders say.
The Student Wellness Project sent a report to Columbia College Dean James Valentini on Monday that calls for a reform of the New Student Orientation Program, the implementation of a first semester pass/fail policy, and a restructuring and expansion of Counseling and Psychological Services.
"Giving in" and telling someone can be the best cure.
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